Kafka’s Self Worth Portrayed In The Metamorphosis

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The Metamorphosis is Kafka’s portrayal of the negative mental and physical aspects in his life. It is clear that Kafka’s low self-esteem stemmed from the lack of acceptance from his family, especially his father. The relationship between Kafka and his father can be seen in the relationship between Gregor and Mr. Samsa. This paper will use various texts to show that The Metamorphosis is a story about the impact of his negative father-son …

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